Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas this year was fun - Baby T got lots of pretty pink stuff. And a cool caterpillar that plays classical music. I already like to put it up to my belly.

JT has been working really hard on the house this week. He’s almost done with the main rooms and then will move onto the office/Scrappy’s room that will turn into baby’s room (sorry Scrappy!)! I’m thinking light green for the walls (I just can’t give my girl TOO girly of a room!) and maybe purple stars. I haven’t run this by JT to see what he thinks – but from what I hear green and purple do go together. Now that it’s almost the new year, it’s time to really get in gear with all the baby stuff. We’ve had a good 5 months to let the idea sink in, and it’s time to really get prepared!

Happy New Years all!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Couple of sickies...

JT has been sick with a cold for about a week, and I just picked it up a few days ago. It's rare that we'll both be sick at the same time, and rare that JT gets this sick in general. Usually his colds last a few days and then he's fine.

So, due to this not much has gotten done around the Trafton house. JT feels miserable with medicine and I feel miserable without being able to take anything (granted, there are probably a few things I COULD take...but I haven't had the energy to look it up yet).

The good news is we both have some time off work. The bad news is we still have to go Christmas shopping this weekend.

Unless we decide to get everyone GiftCards to

Sunday, December 16, 2007

One tired mama...

The weekend was busy. On Sat morning Jeremy and I took a 'Healthy Pregnancy' class at Mercy Hospital. It is the first of 4 classes we are taking - next up is 'All About Babies'. The Healthy Pregnancy class was okay. It was pretty basic stuff that we had already read about, but it was nice to listen to someone talk about it and hear other couples ask questions.

Sat night we went to two holiday parties - and again I made it out until 1am! The first party was with Jeremy’s Dad’s side of the family – who we don’t see much. There were two little girls running around, and it was fun to watch them and watch Jeremy interact with them. He actually did – even though he claimed he didn’t know what to say/do!

The second party was the neighborhood holiday party....and boy, can our neighbors party! It was one of the first times that I actually was really disappointed I couldn't fully participate....the sake bombs were flowing but not for the preggo lady.

So Jeremy left with a bit of a stumble (sake bombs were flowing for him) and I left with a recommendation for daycare in the area.

Today we went shopping at the Mall of America. Not extremely successful…but at least we didn’t wait until next weekend! Yes, we hadn’t even started Christmas shopping before today. I’ve taken on Jeremy’s habit of waiting until the week before – but it’s always worked out in the past and it’ll work out again.

A couple of long days have left me pretty worn out. JT thinks he’s getting a cold so I’m trying to do what I can not to follow suit.

Happy week before Christmas/time off from work!

Monday, December 10, 2007

It appears to be a....

GIRL!!! We were very surprised as all other signs pointed to boy. But we are thrilled, of course. Everything else with the ultrasound went well. They determined me to be 1 week behind what the Dr. orginally thought I was. My new due date is May 1, 2008.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Tonight is the night!

First ultrasound at 7 p.m.!!
Hopefully B.T. cooperates and we can tell if it is made of sugar and spice and everything nice, or snakes and snails and puppy dog tails! We can’t wait!

Monday, December 3, 2007

I wish I had more to blog about than just baby. But life outside of baby pretty much consists of this:

Mandy does school work. JT works on the house.

I’ll be done with this semester next week and will have a few weeks off before starting again in Jan. I’m only taking 1 class, so I should have more time next semester for life outside of school.

JT has moved onto our living room…working on the walls, the ceiling, etc. He’s close to being ready to paint. Then the dining room, hallway and living room will be pretty much done (minus needing new curtains and light fixtures). After that we’ll be ready to work on transforming Scrappy’s room into a baby room. Probably in Jan or Feb. Oh, we’ll also be ready to move in our new 46” Flat Screen HDTV we bought ourselves for Christmas. We must love us.

Although, I do want to share that on Thursday we go for our ultrasound….hopefully we’ll be able to tell the sex…and yes, we’ll share. If the baby doesn’t cooperate and we can’t tell… I think I might go crazy. I have this feeling that I NEED to know. So if we don't find out, everyone will hear about that as well.